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2011 sees another set of the finest talents in fashion immortalized in print. That’s right, the world’s best photographers, biggest publishers and most sought after editors are once again launching the best of the best, and they’re bringing it all to us, in affordable fashion- books. Here’s a list of this year’s most anticipated Fashion Books coming to a store (or online) soon.1.	Dior Couture by Patrick Demarchelier2.	Vogue: The Covers by Dodjie Kazanjian3.	Kate Moss by Mario Testino4.	Irreverent by Former Vogue Paris Edito-in-Chief, Carien Roitfield5.	Christian Louboutin by Christian Louboutin6.	Harper’s Bazaar Greatest Hits- by Glenda Bailey Don’t forget to drop by Aroxta on December 8, for the complete low-down on everythingFashionable! 

2011 sees another set of the finest talents in fashion immortalized in print. That’s right, the world’s best photographers, biggest publishers and most sought after editors are once again launching the best of the best, and they’re bringing it all to us, in affordable fashion- books. 

Here’s a list of this year’s most anticipated Fashion Books coming to a store (or online) soon.

1. Dior Couture by Patrick Demarchelier
2. Vogue: The Covers by Dodjie Kazanjian
3. Kate Moss by Mario Testino
4. Irreverent by Former Vogue Paris Edito-in-Chief, Carien Roitfield
5. Christian Louboutin by Christian Louboutin
6. Harper’s Bazaar Greatest Hits- by Glenda Bailey 

Don’t forget to drop by Aroxta on December 8, for the complete low-down on everythingFashionable

PURE WOW: CUCKOO FOR COCO

No matter what the year in fashion was, the trends that came or went, one brand has stood the test of time, thanks in large part to the enigmatic, iconic woman that began it all. Yep, we’re talking about Chanel. And today, thanks to PureWowa daily lifestyle email for women of style and substance, here are three new books to explore the secret life of Chanel. 



"Yes, Chanel was the world’s foremost fashion icon, but she was also a complicated woman whose actions are still being scrutinized today. No wonder we’re still fascinated with her, or that a whopping seven books have been written about her this year. Tweed-embellished hats off to these three:

Justine Picardie … Her painstakingly researched biography, Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life, examines the youth—growing up in a convent orphanage, her stint as a cabaret singer—that shaped the legend.

Lisa Chaney spent time in Chanel’s glittering Rue Cambon apartment, scoured letters from Arthur “Boy” Chapel (Chanel’s greatest love) and visited the designer’s Loire Valley family inn for Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life…

The most damning publication, Hal Vaughan’s Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War posits that Chanel was a Nazi agent during WWII… Vaughan’s fascinating tome reveals a dark side of the designer few have documented.”

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Christmas Gift Guide: Lovely Ladies

Still stuck for gift ideas, whether its for nanna, mum, sister, or best friend - here are our gift ideas to show the lovely lady, or ladies, in your life how much you care:

A gift close to the heart of any mum, a hand engraved ring bearing the name and birth date of her little loved ones. Make your mum smile this Christmas morning and every day she puts one of these custom Love & Victory Baby Name Rings on.

For the superwoman, give a super gift, The new hairdryer from Sultra. This is both a high-tech hairdryer for the perfect style as well as a timesaving miracle. Less time but the perfect style – a miracle indeed.

As a girl’s best friend you can never go wrong with anything diamond related. Try this stunning Elsa Schiaparelli inspired contemporary table lamp by Robert Abbey Inc

Embossed with “I love my mum” or “Yummy mummy” these leather-bound books are a chic way to say it all from Smythson. Or remind her of her history and renew the love of family traditions and heritage with this Family Tree Maker care of Ancestry.com.

A stylishly simple gift idea to keep the lovely lady in your life smiling pretty – the gorgeous frame from Vivre filled with a happy snap of you and her smiling pretty.

Finally add a personalised touch this gift giving season with the eco-desktop calendars from Paper Coterie. Each month displays a beautiful photo with plenty of options of themes, adding text and clipart to give a personal touch.

Perfect Every Day Waves Thanks to TheBeautyDepartment.com

Today, it’s all about creating the perfect casual waves to give you that relaxed, chic style. How do you get the perfect waves? Great question, Lauren Conrad, Amy Nadine and Kristin Ess have your beauty and hair how to questions, tutorials and beauty inspirations covered at thebeautydepartment.com. Check out this tutorial from Lauren to create gorgeous waves in a few breezy steps. Aroxta loves beauty inspirations for the real woman.

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Winter Blooms

The cold winter breeze, the longer evenings and shorter days, these are just some of the signs that winer solstice has finally kicked in. For every budding fashionista out there, winter is also the best time to dress up, from overtly decadent fur coats to thigh-high, sky-high boots. This season is definitely one of the fashionably dramatic.


But for 2011, there’s one spring trend that has come a little early- the florals. This spring trend takes on a darker, more romantic shade to give everyone the opportunity to brush off the dreary winter cold in full-spectrum blooms. With an often high-contrast, highly digitized version of the prints, this is definitely the best way to embrace the winter bloom.

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Deck the Halls with Hairs of Glory (Holiday Hair Inspirations)

It’s that time once again, when children start singing songs of praise in the streets; when everyone starts wearing the layered trend in fashion, or when you put your good old pair of boots to work.

But if there’s one thing a woman should never do without during the holiday season- it has to be her hair. Aside from taking good care of your well-loved tresses by making sure there’s enough oil and moisture in it, there’s another way to make sure you don’t go out of your house in Chanel couture while your hair screams HELP!

So before your gal pals throw in a hair-tervention, here are some foolproof ways to style your hair for the holiday, from the runway to your reality:

Tip 1 (Top): Every girl needs a good pair of Bejeweled bands for their hair- not only does it spare you from fixing it too much, it adds a little sparkle to your crowning glory. If you want to go for an effortless but still holiday-friendly look, this is your best bet, plus it doesn’t cost much to get one. Go check out Aroxta.com for some of the nicest pairs of jeweled bands and accessories to go with your look.

Tip 2 (Middle Left): Last summer paved the way for colored hair bars to come up once more in the fashion’s radar. But this holiday, this hair bars are getting a new look and they come in all sorts of colorful gems. Those that sparkle and shine when hit by the light, perfect for intimate parties. 

Tip 3 (Middle Right): While the normal ponytail hairstyle gives your face the spotlight, there’s another, more quirky way of doing this. The French Braid- most women don’t go for this look because it feels so dated, but for 2011, the more braids you have, the better. Plus, it won’t look so old if you throw in a colorful ribbon in it- not only do you give your face justice, you also save yourself the hassle of constantly fixing your loose hair.

Tip 4 (Bottom): Lauren Conrad, Freja Beha Erichsen and Katy Perry are just some of the most recognized faces who sported the dip-dyed colored hair tips, this kind of look is perfect for a funkier, more laid back holiday look. Plus, you don’t have to wear any accessory with it, your dye-colored mane alone is the best accessory you’ll have with this look.

These are just some of the looks you can try for the 2011 Holiday Season, not only are these up-to-date and buzz-worthy, sporting it with some of your favorite items from Aroxta.com will definitely put you on the radar of the fashion’s elite. So what are you waiting for? Visit Aroxta.com and join us on December 8, 2011 for our grand launch! See you all there!

Tech-rific Gifts
Technology is inescapable and with these chic styles of Jimmy Choo and Tory Burch trickling into the tech world, who would want to avoid it. Check out our terrific tech-lover gift guide:
Tagged by Apple as, “the  most amazing phone yet”, it’s difficult to disagree. 8 mega-pixels camera, iCloud wireless storage system, and the oh so stylish Siri. The is no way not to love the iPhone 4S.
To many the morning cup of coffee is an absolute essential. Streamlining the process can only be a plus to those in need of both coffee and time in the morning routine. The Sharper Image Single Cup Coffee Maker makes a 15 oz travel mug of delicious fresh coffee with less waste and clean up than its traditional larger counterparts.
Add a dash of designer style to your favourite gadgets with these Jimmy Choo iPad covers and Tory Burch iPhone covers. Music, movies, photos and documents, carry them in these chic Diane von Furstenberg USB keys.
Document life’s fabulous moments with this Panasonic Waterproof Video Camcorder. From party to pool to beach to wedding and family moments around the tree, this gift will keep giving as you remember all the fun moments in high-definition.
Now that nerdy is stylish, give the gift of tech-rific tech style and keep your loved ones up to date and on trend.
 

Tech-rific Gifts

Technology is inescapable and with these chic styles of Jimmy Choo and Tory Burch trickling into the tech world, who would want to avoid it. Check out our terrific tech-lover gift guide:

Tagged by Apple as, “the  most amazing phone yet”, it’s difficult to disagree. 8 mega-pixels camera, iCloud wireless storage system, and the oh so stylish Siri. The is no way not to love the iPhone 4S.

To many the morning cup of coffee is an absolute essential. Streamlining the process can only be a plus to those in need of both coffee and time in the morning routine. The Sharper Image Single Cup Coffee Maker makes a 15 oz travel mug of delicious fresh coffee with less waste and clean up than its traditional larger counterparts.

Add a dash of designer style to your favourite gadgets with these Jimmy Choo iPad covers and Tory Burch iPhone covers. Music, movies, photos and documents, carry them in these chic Diane von Furstenberg USB keys.

Document life’s fabulous moments with this Panasonic Waterproof Video Camcorder. From party to pool to beach to wedding and family moments around the tree, this gift will keep giving as you remember all the fun moments in high-definition.

Now that nerdy is stylish, give the gift of tech-rific tech style and keep your loved ones up to date and on trend.